Question about old Peavey Max Bass 700

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ivy Mike, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Ivy Mike

    Ivy Mike

    Dec 28, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    My main amp is as mentioned above, a Max Bass 700. I really like the amp and the power it delivers. I ran across an old thread though, and was curious about something said in it.

    in this thread
    Is there any difference between a Peavey Max 700 & Firebass?

    @BbbyBld Bld talks about the transformer in a Firebass being sourced originally for a PA and only half of it being used. So, in my brain which is not so familiar with electronics of this type, I naturally came up with the question, can I light up the other half, bridge it and double my power or give myself a stereo channel? Or is the other half of the transformer being used for something else? Seems a waste to throw in a transformer that heavy, because it makes up a considerable portion of the weight of this thing, and not use it to its capabilities.
    Otherwise, the amp is awesome. I love that it takes pedals so well, but turning the contour knob up to 10 gives that nice mid-scoop hard rock tone without any other fx needed.
  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    The transformer supplies power to the amplifier board of which, I think, you’ll find only one. To do what you ask you’d need a second. Sorry - if only it were that simple. :)
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